Are you looking forward to going on an adventure and making new memories as you travel abroad these holidays?
With all the thrill and excitement that comes with travelling, it’s easy to leave your eco-conscious habits behind!
With this in mind, we’ve put together a few eco travel tips to remind you to tread as lightly and responsibly as possible while you explore the beautiful world around you.
Begin Your Journey With A Clean Conscience & Put These 4 Eco Travel Tips To Use
1. Pack Wisely
Although it’s tempting to cram your travel bag with those ‘just-in-case’ items, heavy luggage is no friend to the environment! The more the plane weighs, the more carbon emissions it produces. So be smart and pack for the planet – when it comes to clothes, light and classic clothing options like Boody Basics are ideal, as they don’t take up much space and are easy to dress up or down.
2. Choose Eco-Friendly Accommodation
Now that more and more businesses are being put under pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, it has become much easier to find eco-friendly accommodation. From hotels that embrace sustainable practices to eco-lodges that have gone completely off-the-grid, there are plenty of options to choose from. Check out SA Venues’ list of eco accommodation if you’re keeping your travels local, and are battling to find the right lodging.
3. Pack Reusable Containers And Bottles
Miniature-sized travel items, like tiny shampoo, toothpaste bottles or hand cream, may be cute and convenient to carry, but they come at a cost – for both the planet and your pocket! Rather fill up a few reusable bottles or containers with the toiletries that you already have at home.
4. Opt For Public Transport Where Possible
Besides avoiding additional carbon emissions produced from private transport, public transport takes your travel experience to a whole new level by providing you with a chance to interact with the locals and really get to know their culture.
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